3. Underpinning Knowledge - Legislation and Professional Issues

3.3.17Dispensing self-prescribed prescriptions and prescriptions for close friends and family

Pharmacists are occasionally requested to dispense medicines that have been self-prescribed by a prescriber or have been prescribed for close family and friends of the prescriber.

Although a prescription (including one for CDs) in these circumstances may fulfil the usual legal requirements, pharmacists should consider the following before making a supply: